Thank God we are not enforcing the OT morality. Not enough stones.
 May 30, 2016 at 7:12pm
What greater complement could you have from a man who slandered a exchange student and using the same falsehood threatening to bring down the US government? Once again Glenn shows his total inability to judge others.
 May 24, 2016 at 8:05pm
Not quite, they did not know THE day, but they were sure it was soon. They were off by 2000+years and counting.
 May 24, 2016 at 5:27pm
Of course we have free will…we have no choice.
 May 24, 2016 at 4:34pm
Blood Moons baby…let’s see the apostles, who lived with the Christ, were sure he was coming back any day. So, they were wrong BUT you are correct? Fleece the flock Billy….
Acts 1:6 So when they gathered together, they asked Him, “Lord, are You restoring the kingdom to Israel at this time?” 7 He said to them, “It is not your place to know the times or seasons which the Father has placed under His own control."
Not quite, they did not know THE day, but they were sure it was soon. They were off by 2000+years and counting.
 May 23, 2016 at 11:07pm
How old was Joe Smith’said youngest bride? 14 is the number quoted. This absent Target’s policy. History is a funny thing.
May 23, 2016 at 10:48pm
JB in regards to proving the Christ was on Earth seems truthful. The same as Washington, but he didn’t chop down a cherry tree or toss a dollar across the river. Do you think it odd that the bible says the dead rose from the grave and walked around Jerusalem at the time of Christ’s death and resurrection and nowhere in Roman records or Israeli is the hundreds or thousands roaming about earned a mention? Seems worthy. The problem with Christ and Washington is we are willing to accept some historical “errors” with George but must accept every story in the bible as truth. I am capable of discounting giants, floods where a loving God killed every man, woman,child,fetus except ONE man and his kin. It appears many gods need human sacrifices. In almost every culture some version exists. It’seems not mocking anyone or God to apply the same reason that we either evolved into or was his plan. Of all the subjects worth discussing, God is about the top.
May 23, 2016 at 10:30pm
JB…there may well be no God. You and I choose to suspend disbelief. I cannot find fault with someone who can’t. The pile of God (s) disproven is quite high. However, those who try to “prove” a God via some unknown insults the intellect. It is not mocking to point out another film, book etc., that might bolster one’s belief and then proven wrong could crush it. I can accept that I might go to heaven or he’ll or just cease. I have a preference.
 May 23, 2016 at 2:06pm
JB..as the article stated any rational explanation is irrelevant, anything that brings people closer to God is all that matters. Which makes my point. You could gather the secretion and analyze it. However, if it turned out to be a leaky pipe in the wall, would that prove there is no god? The people who were given a false hope of a God, would they be crushed at the falsehood? Does anybody care? If no answer can be found for the secretion, it must be God? Next stop, Blood Moons. I don’t know is so hard for so many to say.
 May 23, 2016 at 1:15pm
Sadly, whenever something happens which we cannot explain we insert god (s). The repercussions of this faulty logic is that when a answer is found in science, God takes a hit. The child found in the rubble of a building leveled by an earthquake is called a “miracle”. I guess the dead ones just weren’t worth saving. So we fall back on “mysterious ways”, or his way is not man’s way etc. As usual this assumes a god and then look for facts that the assumption performed. This leads in circular logic. You can’t prove a miracle was performed by a supernatural being, how could you? Epilepsy was caused by demons requiring a holy man’s intervention. Then we learned more and the Holy man and whoever he called upon to assist were laughed at due to ignorance of biology. If a jew, muslim, shinto, catholic and Buddhist all petition their god (s) and all are cured…do they all have the same god? Different gods? Or did a diverse group enjoy remission absent supernatural intervention? Exceptional claims requires exceptional proof. If you lack an answer to a question, to stop thinking and just say god did it, is just lazy. Much wiser to believe in god, if so, but do not assume what you don’t know is proof of what is unproven. I believe in God and am disappointed when these twisted logic books and movies pretend to know anything more than anyone else.
Is there a scientific explanation for this?
JB..as the article stated any rational explanation is irrelevant, anything that brings people closer to God is all that matters. Which makes my point. You could gather the secretion and analyze it. However, if it turned out to be a leaky pipe in the wall, would that prove there is no god? The people who were given a false hope of a God, would they be crushed at the falsehood? Does anybody care? If no answer can be found for the secretion, it must be God? Next stop, Blood Moons. I don't know is so hard for so many to say.
Jim, "I don't know" is the most common answer to questions like these in the Orthodox faith, so, I'm not one that has a hard time with saying "I don't know".
My posts are in contention with the ones who definitively say, "there is no such thing as God, and miracles".
Whether something is a miracle or not, I agree, that's not the relevance. But this is a comment board, and I'm challenging the people who come into every single "religious" story on the Blaze to mock, ridicule, and besmirch anyone and everyone who dares to believe in God!
Jim: Jesus Christ healed the sick, made the blind see again, he walked on water, raised Lazurus from the dead. He did all these things so that others would believe.
Before you say, "We don't know he did those things. We don't even know if He's real."
Yes, we do. The same way we know George Washington was real. Now wait, did you ever, with your own two eyes, ever see George Washington? Well, did you? How about Julius Ceasar? Did you ever meet him? See him?
There's more historical evidence of Jesus Christ's existence than Julius Ceasar's, yet no one questions his existence.
Men witnessed Christ perform miracles, and after his death, witnessed his Apostles perform many more miracles! To say that's not true, because none of us were there, is like saying nothing is true unless "I" witness it.
"There’s more historical evidence of Jesus Christ’s existence than Julius Ceasar’s, yet no one questions his existence."
Whoever told you this is obviously lying.
Caesars personal commentaries on the Gallic Wars survive to this day.
Jb: those kinds of "miracles" are EXACTLY the kinds of "miracles that diminish a real miracle. Stop chasing liquid-spewing idols. Those are NOT miracles. Biblically, miracles were always done to accomplish a salvation-historical purpose. Crying or perspiring statues and images of Mary on burnt toast are just idiot superstitious nonsense. Grow up.
JB...there may well be no God. You and I choose to suspend disbelief. I cannot find fault with someone who can't. The pile of God (s) disproven is quite high. However, those who try to "prove" a God via some unknown insults the intellect. It is not mocking to point out another film, book etc., that might bolster one's belief and then proven wrong could crush it. I can accept that I might go to heaven or he'll or just cease. I have a preference.
JB in regards to proving the Christ was on Earth seems truthful. The same as Washington, but he didn't chop down a cherry tree or toss a dollar across the river. Do you think it odd that the bible says the dead rose from the grave and walked around Jerusalem at the time of Christ's death and resurrection and nowhere in Roman records or Israeli is the hundreds or thousands roaming about earned a mention? Seems worthy. The problem with Christ and Washington is we are willing to accept some historical "errors" with George but must accept every story in the bible as truth. I am capable of discounting giants, floods where a loving God killed every man, woman,child,fetus except ONE man and his kin. It appears many gods need human sacrifices. In almost every culture some version exists. It'seems not mocking anyone or God to apply the same reason that we either evolved into or was his plan. Of all the subjects worth discussing, God is about the top.
Jim, religious fundamentalists are about the only people who take every word of Scripture literal. Did a man really get swallowed by a whale? Don't know, but it doesn't matter unless you're a fundamentalist. Other things are literal.
This is why interpretal authority is important.
God Himself said though shalt have no other gods before me, so I won't even rule out there being multiple "gods".
Man is not mind alone either. He is also body and spirit. Perhaps you've heard that said before. Human reason is extremely limited to what we know and understand. There's no way to "reason out" God. He is incomprehensible. That's why He asks us to have faith instead of reason.
As intelligent as we are, we cannot reason out God. That's why I pity people who do not believe because they say they need "proof". Yet there are so many things we simply accept with no proof, every day.
Proof is also subjective. You can't prove "love" exists. But you can point to manifestations of love as proof of loves existence. Same with God. I can't prove His existence, but I can point to manifestations of His existence every day.
Ted: it's not an idol, it's an icon of John the Baptist.
People like you should study iconoclasm, and the role icons played in human history, and how they were used to spread the Gospel of Christ to a world where 98% of people couldn't read.
Icons were used to tell stories, and deliver the Gospel to the illiterate.
2000 years later, we have just as much ignorance as there was then. Smh
 May 23, 2016 at 9:11am
Jedi…I would agree except I was requesting the amount be reduced before the charge occurs. In addition I was requesting them to reduce my percentage. Plus they have a GPS verified map of time and route I took. For three emails they argued they were charging the correct amount! My fourth email was requesting they flag all the emails and documentation of the ride so when she gets the bill and raises rightful heck someone else can see I tried to fix it with zero understanding from support services. That worked.
 May 21, 2016 at 2:19pm
Darn, they dropping almost as fast as the employee roster at the Blaze…
Good one Jim....now beck who states that he has morals and values sucks up to Freakbook....Beck shut up
Brilliant point. I can see from your avatar that you are a VERY deep thinker...
 May 20, 2016 at 10:49pm
Not quite. Most Uber or lyft drivers are over 50 and retired from other careers. I started driving for Lyft & Uber a few months back out of boredom and wanting to get out of the house. So 3-4 days a week I drive…drunks home so they are not killing others or themselves, co-ed grab a quick ride late at night instead of walking back to the dorms…visitors who ask all sorts of great questions and I can suggest the best and where/what to avoid. I provide the labor, commercial insurance policy, equipment in exchange for money. The perfect voluntary exchange. The bottle neck is the back office. I confess I got lost taking a person to the airport, a trip I made hundreds of time. Every screw up? Happened to me. I got them to the gate on time BUT about 15 miles to long and 20 minutes. I immediately contacted Uber and said to NOT charge the last fare the amount posted as I had caused more miles and minutes than necessary due to my error. It took 4 more emails and a few hours until they made the correct billing. Not craigslist, an alternative to the monopoly taxi/govt. Cronyism.
Jim, sounds like you are an honorable and good hearted man. Keep up the good work and example.
Just a little encouragement for you in a less than encouraging world.
"It took 4 more emails and a few hours until they made the correct billing."
That's actually a pretty good time frame. They corrected the billing within hours, not days, weeks, or months.
Jedi...I would agree except I was requesting the amount be reduced before the charge occurs. In addition I was requesting them to reduce my percentage. Plus they have a GPS verified map of time and route I took. For three emails they argued they were charging the correct amount! My fourth email was requesting they flag all the emails and documentation of the ride so when she gets the bill and raises rightful heck someone else can see I tried to fix it with zero understanding from support services. That worked.
 May 20, 2016 at 10:34pm
Congrats! The Mrs and myself just hit the 40th…seems like maybe 15…
Time flies when you're having fun! Congrat's to you both! My wife and I will be celebrating our 30th next August.....I never could relate to all those negative marriage jokes. My wife is my best friend.
 May 19, 2016 at 9:39pm
Glenn, does the Blaze intentionally not carry stories from liberal media which may have merit, truth because you have a conservative slant? Does the editor (s) ignore media with a different view or is it understood? Facebook is a private enterprise and has no legal or moral mandate to carry anything. They can be sued, as you are all to aware, for false stories with no basis in fact. Glad you ran when summoned, just couldn’t resist huh?
I'm glad I never used Facebook. I never did like Zuckerberg. By the way, what ever became of the Winklevoss twins? Any one remember them?
[-2] May 18, 2016 at 10:18am
‘Livid” over a cartoon? Muslim much?
 May 16, 2016 at 5:46pm
Ah, another book commercial dressed up as a “news” story. A famed preacher no less…
 May 16, 2016 at 1:49pm
It would be cheaper to speak with a few architect and structural engineers. The only conspiracy was that the CIA used a few informants who were double agents which allowed them to move about freely…then they lost them…they flew the planes, the impact, explosion and fires from the planes fuel plus all the flammable items in the offices, burned with no fire suppression, weakened the steel beams that were not severed from impact and the buildings fell. Building 7 lost one whole corner and the NYPD decided the building was to structurally damage to enter, so it burned for hours and the beams weakened and the building fell. He should move on to UFOs, Bigfoot, Lockness, ghosts etc.
Spot on. I used to sit and have some conversations with a structural engineer who was occasional in town to oversee a hospital construction site. One particular day they had a crew on site spraying a wet insulation on the red iron skeleton of the building, rather the first few floors while the building was still going up. He explained that it was rated for either two or three hours in the event of an out of control fire. Since no fire had taken down a tall beam structure yet he said that it would only be a matter of time. With a chuckle he said this particular insulation was referred to as a cellulose product. In other words it was made from recycled pulverized paper and rags blended with a chemical fire 'retardant', some other chemicals to help it adhere to the beams then mixed with water on site as it was sprayed. His next point was astonishing when he said that asbestos as such insulation had been outlawed when the twin towers had only gotten a few floors up. That cellulose insulation was used for the remainder of each. He further explained that had worried him for years thinking that would made those towers a potential target of an accidental or intentional catastrophe because he really didn't have that much trust in material. Also that such a tall structure that suffered only part of the way up would leave the massive weight of building bearing down upon any weakness that a fire might cause.
As Jim S pointed out above the towers had a good number of structural support beams taken out on more than one floor as each aircraft struck them. After the impact damage the fires consuming not only the jet fuel but also everything inside such as furniture, carpet, drapes, and virtually any other accouterments installed became fuel too. The remaining beams needed to only to have some, not all to merely weaken, then the weight would do the rest. They never needed to melt like Rosie O'Donnell was screaming for a few years. Anyway, we had that conversation in 1998. As I watched the first tower collapse on live TV that day, everything he said immediately came back to haunt me.
Yes, I would like to see such an experiment too. But, I say that said building should be left fully furnished as it was when people were working in it. That the structural beams should also have been insulated in the manner of the Trade Towers. Furthermore, for truth's sake, make certain that were insulated at all just to make sure it is fair. Also, the aircraft should crash into the building at relatively the same distance down from the top as those that struck the Twin Towers to insure a similar size to weight ratio remained above.
Either way, if this happens it should dispel the conspiracy theorists or possibly prove them right. As far as I am concerned that would have taken one helluva huge conspiracy involving a huge number of people to cover it up.
May 16, 2016 at 12:06pm
Unless invited to debate your beliefs or nonbeliefs, why the constant need to respond? Oh wait I just did that too…never mind.
 May 16, 2016 at 11:49am
File this with all the other phony victim stories. The lesbian was was not attacked by 3 males, the black churches in the south that were not set on fire by a white racist, the jews who paint slurs or symbols. There just are not enough intolerant people to prove their victim hood so they add some new ones.